Admissions


Information about the 2019 Guidance for Prospective Students will be updated on the NEWS section of this website.


【MFA Program】
The Global Art Practice (GAP) program is seeking applicants who are willing to

  • formulate ideas, expressions, attitudes and actions toward a new form of art with an understanding of current social conditions and the contemporary cultural landscape.
  • initiate diverse changes through art and pursue active inquiry into the global era as participants rather than as bystanders.
  • seek their own artistic expression through critical analysis and self-reflection, and break free from restrictive discourses and value systems.
  • pursue a globally contextualized art practice that examines and liberates humanity on a horizon of freedom.
  • create images (materiality) from the recognition of contemporaneity in encounters with a variety of people and places.
  • investigate and thoroughly think how art can be translated and activated for a global audience.
  • endeavor to acquire the necessary language, practical skills, and perspective to practice art in a global context.

【Doctoral Program】
The Global Art Practice (GAP) program is seeking applicants who are willing to

  • pursue their studies self-directed, with a clear objective and with a view to their future practice; having gained the necessary experience outlined in the admissions policy of the GAP MFA program.
  • contextualize their local environment and its conditions (e.g. identity, cultural roots) to arrive at their own opinions concerning global trends; and practice art in the international community with an understanding of their own role and standpoint in the world.
  • seek new perspectives and values outside boundaries of nationality, belief, and culture, andーthrough their art practiceーpose questions and new ideas to society.
  • carve out their own distinctive art practice and realize their ideas as active members of society.

MFA Global Art Practice (GAP) welcomes students from diverse backgroundsョ We call for application twice a year as follows.

1st Admission
 For International Students only
 Timeline
   May: Application guideline is announced
  July: Application period
   Aug: Examination and screening
  Sept: Admission decision announced

The detailed information for application is available here:
http://admissions.geidai.ac.jp/en/?page_id=49

2nd Admission
 For both Japanese and International Students
 Timeline
   July: Application guideline is announced
   Nov: Application period
  Jan-Feb: Examination and screening
   Feb: Admission decision announced


Preliminary consultations for applicants with disabilities

Due to the specific features of our curriculum, preparing and planning for your individual support may take time. If an applicant requires special accommodations for examination or enrollment, please consult the Global Art Practice faculty in advance. Applicants with long-term medical conditions such as diabetes, allergies or arthritis, are also encouraged to contact the faculty for preliminary consultations.

Special features of GAP curriculum:

  • Collaboration with students from various countries, cultures and backgrounds.
  • Programs such as the Unit Program (a joint class program with our overseas partner schools) involving overseas travels, and staying and working in groups for several weeks in Japan and abroad.
  • Special programs held during the holidays in the University academic calendar
    (※ Classes may be held during the summer holiday.)
  • Technical training in the workshops (woodwork, metalwork, casting, glass, etc).

Reference:

For preliminary consultation: gap.exam@ml.geidai.ac.jp (available in English and Japanese)


Entrance Examination Orientation Video Document

Video recording of Entrance Examination Orientation held on November 12th 2017 is currently available online.

Entrance Examination Orientation

01 : Greeting / Outline of GAP course (10 min)
02 : Self-introduction of faculty members (20 min)
03 : Introduction of curriculum (45 min)
04 : Entrance examination, Q & A (1 hour)

Please note that some of the information such as GAP’s professors and curriculum has been updated from the video recoding (shot in November 2017).


Application Forms

Please see the admission website :
Tokyo University of the Arts Admission (Japanese)
Tokyo University of the Arts Admission (English)

The call for applications has closed.
[Master Program] Guidance for Prospective Students (2018 Academic Year) in English
[Master Program] Guidance for Prospective Students (2018 Academic Year) in Japanese
[Doctoral Program] Guidance for Prospective Students (2018 Academic Year) in English
[Doctoral Program] Guidance for Prospective Students (2018 Academic Year) in Japanese
[Master Program] Guidance for Prospective International Students (2018 Academic Year) in English
[Master Program] Guidance for Prospective International Students (2018 Academic Year) in Japanese